Photographs and videos taken from space have revealed the power of Hurricane Florence.
Satellite images that NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the International Space Station and U.S. astronaut Ricky Arnold shared on Twitter Monday highlighted the hurricane’s potential to cause devastation:
Eyewall mesovortices can be seen in this 30-second GOES-East loop of major #Hurricane #Florence. Max sustained winds have increased to 140 MPH. Latest forecast from @NHC_Atlantic expects near Cat. 5 strength tomorrow (>= 157 MPH). pic.twitter.com/YKK3PxpHZo— NASA SPoRT (@NASA_SPoRT) September 10, 2018
Max sustained winds in #Hurricane #Florence have increased to near 105 MPH with higher gusts. Per @NHC_Atlantic, rapid strengthening is forecast and Florence is expected to become a major hurricane this morning. (@NOAA GOES-16 imagery) pic.twitter.com/gF2jvTxJBZ— NASA SPoRT (@NASA_SPoRT) September 10, 2018
Cameras outside the station captured views of Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic at 8:10 a.m. EDT Sept. 10. With winds of 115 miles an hour it could make landfall along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. late Thursday or early Friday. pic.twitter.com/DhEHhSeeDx— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) September 10, 2018
On Monday, officials ordered the evacuation of some 1 million people from the South Carolina coastline as the Category 4 storm swirls towards the state. It is expected to make landfall on Thursday.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misstated the last name of Ricky Arnold as Wilson.
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